TWO separate pine fires at Lololo and Nabou last weekend fueled losses of up to $250,000.
Fiji Pine Group of Companies executive chairman Faiz Khan revealed this as he backed calls to refrain from the illegal burning of pine trees.
Mr Khan said the two fire incidents destroyed 65.6 hectares of two to three-year-old pine trees in Lololo last week, followed by the destruction of 30 hectares in Nabou later in the weekend.
Over the past three years, Fiji Pine has spent $3million on replanting programs.
"I am appealing to all who live close to the Fiji Pine leased areas to assist in stopping these fires because of the losses to the Fiji Pine Group," Mr Khan said.
"It is not only the company but also the landowners that lose out in the long run."